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>> good evening, en. we begin tonight keeping them honest. one of the most contentious issues that came up in the debate. an issue that had all the makings of a political firestorm. kids, sexually transmitted disease, the government telling them how to protect their kids. at issue is rick perry's 2007 executive order requiring girls to get vaccinated against human papilloma virus, a virus that can cause cervical answer. that executive order never saw the light of day. perry signed it. two months later the state legislature turned it over and it died on the vine. despite that fact in the debate michele bachmann tried to paint rick perry is someone who wanted innocent little girls to be held down by the arm of big government and forcibly stuck with needles in their arms. now after the debate she's even trying to raise fears that the hpv vaccine can cause mental retardation. something she's repeated on television at least twice already.
that is by all accounts, just flat-out wrong. more on that in a minute. but first bachmann and perry going head-to-head last night. >> i'm a mom with three children, and to have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat-out wrong. that should never be done. that's a violation of a liberty interest. little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don't get a mulligan. they don't get a do-over. the parents don't get a do-over. >> and at the end of the day, this was about trying to stop a cancer and giving the parental option to opt out of that. and at the end of the day, you may criticize me about the way that i went about it, but at the end of the day, i am always going to err on the side of life. and that's what this was really all about for me.
>> i just wanted to add that we cannot forget that in the midst of this executive order, there was a big drug company that made millions of dollars because of this mandate. we can't deny that. what i'm saying is that it's wrong for a drug company because the governor's former chief of staff was the chief lobbyist for this drug company. the drug company gave thousands of dollars in political donations to the governor. this is just flat-out wrong. the question is is it about life or was it about millions of dollars and potentially billions for a drug company? >> the company was merck, and it was a $5,000 contribution that i had received from them. i raise about $30 million. if you're saying that i can be bought for $5,000, i'm offended. >> i'm offended for all the little girls and the parents that didn't have a choice. that's what i'm offended for. >> a lot to pick apart there.
let's focus on bachmann's argument about them forcing little kids to get tin jekzs. a vast majority of states also require that kids get vaccinate against hepatitis b, which like hpv can be sexually transmitted. she doesn't seem to have a problem with that sort of mandated vaccination for kids. but grandstanding during a presidential debate which she's doing now to add fuel to the fire to keep the story going can only be characterized as irresponsible. she's now suggesting that the hpv vaccine is dangerous, dangerous in the ways that research just does not show. here's what bachmann said on the "today" show. >> i had a mother come up to me here in tampa, florida, after the debate. she told me that that little daughter took that vaccine, that injection and she suffered from mental retardation therefore. it can have very dangerous side effects. the mother was crying when she
came up to me last night. i didn't know who she was before the debate. this is the very real concern. people have to draw their own conclusions. >> we asked congresswoman bachmann to come on and talk about that accusation, but she declined. dr. jennifer berman joins us now. given the fact that ms. bachmann is now recounting allegedly what someone said to her in a crowd that she hasn't met before and doesn't know anything about and doesn't know anything about now and using that as evidence for something very serious, what do you make of the claim, the medical claim that the hpv vaccination could cause someone to become mentally disabled? is there any truth to that? >> i'll start by saying that of all of the side effects and risks, mental impairment or mental retardation is not one of them. so that up. however, that said, i can see or one can see how to the lay public or a lay person a miss
conception that mental impairment or mental changes or a mental sort of event can occur after a vaccine because it's been reported with other vaccines. the problem is not with this vaccine, that's not a potential risk or side effect that's been reported. >> are there any significant risks to taking either of them? >> the risks, actually, are really quite minor and benign being redness. normal allergic reactions that are associated with regular vaccines. fever, swelling. severe anaphylaxis has been reported. by the way, of all the deaths in the placebo arm and the drug arm, none of them were directly linked to drug. so the side effects are mostly sort of inflammation reactions rather than mental impairment. >> so when it comes to weighing the risks versus the benefits of the hpv vaccine, what should
people know? >> the important thing to know is that this vaccine does prevent cervical cancer and cervical cancer is extremely common. it is sexually transmitted. that's what makes this so highly charged. it's not like meningitis or whooping cough which our children are required to be vaccinated before entering school. this is a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer and it's transmitted via sexual contact. in my personal opinion, it should be something that we option for for our children but i'll leave that up to debate. >> dr. berman, thank you for your expertise. now to the more political. during the debate bachmann questioned perry's ties to merck. she pointed out that perry's chief lobbyist was former ceo of merck. >> the company was merck, and it was a $5,000 contribution that i had received from them. i raise about $30 million, and if you're saying that i can be
bought for $5,000, i'm offended. >> well, let's keep him honest, too. the $5,000 figure is a bit misleading. while it is true that merck donated him $5,000 in 2006 altogether companies donated $20,000 in the years before he signed the hpv executive order. joining us now is erick erickson and gloria borger. you think that he went too far with this last night? >> i thought she scored sizable points against rick perry last night. had she stopped there, she probably would be okay. but to go on to the mental retardation issues today without knowing the woman was i think the quickest implosion of a candidate since the dean scream in 2004. we learned at redstate.com today that michele bachmann was in the
minnesota legislature and they did on the similar grounds of hpv, they did the hepatitis b vaccine. not only did they not include a parental opt-out, they didn't include an opt-in. it was mandatory. we can't find a record that shows that michele bachmann either sponsored, drafted, submitted or wrote legislation to include a parental opt-in or opt-out. this makes the issue in texas moot when she was in the minnesota legislature to fix the hep-b vaccine and she didn't attempt it. >> really her argument last night, putting aside the mental disability issue which she suddenly brought up today, but her argument last night was that the states should not be mandating, forcing parents to have these vaccinations for their little girls. you're saying basically she did not object or you couldn't find
any records of her objecting to the state doing that with hepatitis b in minnesota? >> right. and to be fair, the law had originated before she got into the legislature, but there's no record of her attempting to fix the opt-in or opt-out. >> she did bring up allegedly what some unidentified woman allegedly said to her about her daughter becoming mentally disabled. she used the word "retardation" then immediately said people will have to draw their own conclusions. as a responsible government official, shouldn't no government official just be saying, well, somebody in a crowd told me, you'll have to make your own conclusions about this person that i don't know and i can't tell you any more information about and i'll never see them again? >> absolutely, anderson. if you were running her campaign, you would probably
have pulled her aside after that and said, what did you just say? when you're a presidential candidate, it's very different than running for congress. you have to be able to back up whatever you say. she was clearly loaded for bear when she attacked him on the crony capitalism issue on the campaign contributions. and she knew what she was saying. that was clearly vetted by some folks on her staff and it could even have been more money, but the point is on this, you can't say somebody in the audience just told me something, and by the way, draw your own conclusions. you're a presidential candidate. you have to tell people why you believe something, and you have to be able to back it up. in terms of her credibility, she hurt her own case. >> what do you make of her attacks on perry? were they responsible, were they
effective? >> first of all, her attacks on perry were on the mark. she's trying to keep herself in the upper tier status. but this is the problem that congresswoman bachmann has always had. the truth is somehow kryptonite for her. here she is, a successful night, going on the offensive, what she wanted was for us to come back the next day, break down his record, break down merck, the chief of staff, break down these things, but guess what? we're now challenging her credibility as opposed to his credibility. this is what she always does. remember the deal about $200 million and president obama going overseas. she said i read it somewhere, on your show. this is the problem you have to stay on point, you can't make the rookie mistakes because now she's the subject of her investigation and the point that
erick made was that you have no leg to stand on, so perry gets to sit back and say, guess what? i'm all good, you had a shot now messed yourself up. >> she just stepped on her own story. that's a real problem because she had a story. >> perry was pretty dismissive -- sorry. go ahead, erick. >> it falls very flat with the argument she was making. the other problem with her argument is that it sounds completely anti-vaccine. that sounds like a crazy argument that we shouldn't be giving people vaccines as well. but her argument was on liberty and we can't have the government forcing people to do this. here was a situation she could have fixed and didn't. that steps on her own message. >> perry was dismissed of the capital cronyism claims. merck had give him $28,000. he had a former aide who is now
running the merck superpac. >> it does raise questions. it raises questions for a lot of politicians, not just rick perry, across the board. look at general electric's relationship with barack obama and campaign donation there. s what good for the goose is good for the gander. that being said, there was a good bit of time between some of the sizeable merck contributions and this happening in 2007. it wasn't just texas that did it. in georgia, they tried to do it. to michele bachmann's overarching point that people had this happen, she cannot identify because it's impossible to identify a single child in texas who had the hpv vax ooeb because of what rick perry did. they don't exist because it never went into effect. >> she was on the mark there because the "houston chronicle" and the "san antonio express news" have done a number of
stories in the past six months talking about governor rick perry and his relationship with donors from the state. so also for us in the media to come out and talk about those stories. but by her making these claims on the "today" show, talking with john king last night in the debate, we're now focused on her truthfulness. he stood up and said, i did get campaign contributions. >> when you're running for president and you've been governor for a decade, you're going to get attacked. the questions of access and crony capitalism and all the rest. and he needed to be better prepared for that charge than he was. because he seemed to me to be pretty rattled by it. and essentially prepared on the argument of whether -- the mandate question, but not prepared on the challenge to his record which he is now going to get over and over again. >> gloria borger, erick erickson. >> three more debates.
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our actions. we were attacked, as newt talked about, because we have a civilization that is antithetical to the civilization of the jihadists, and they want to kill us because of who we are and what we stand for and we stand for american exceptionalism, we stand for freedom and opportunity for everybody around the world and i am not ashamed to do that. >> as long as this country follows that idea, we're going to be under a lot of danger. this whole idea that the whole muslim world is responsible for this and they're attacking us because we're free and prosperous, that is just not true. osama bin laden and al qaeda have been explicit -- they have been explicit and they wrote and said that we attacked -- we attacked america because you had bases on our holy land in saudi arabia, you do not give
palestinians fair treatment and you have been bombing -- >> he clearly wasn't popular there. he went on to say that's what al qaeda is saying with the palestinians. do you think he's right? >> i think there's two things i would say in reaction to that clip, anderson. one is a republican campaign primary debate is probably not the best forum to have a serious discussion about al qaeda. that's number one. number two, you know, why al qaeda attacked us is a complicated thing. my own feeling is that what that was all part of was a civil war within islam. it was a struggle for power in saudi arabia between bin laden and the ruling family, then the broader power struggle in the region about what should be the course, the path of the islamic future. should it be one that embraces modernity or one that really
tries to enter the 21st century by returning to a puritanical islam. >> let's talk about what's going on in the middle east. in egypt, in the last seven months, 12,000 egyptian civilians have been arrested by the military, brought before tribunals. they have no due process. the military there's clashes between the military and protesters. you saw the israeli embassy coming under attack. they broke down the barricade, the diplomats have now left. is the egyptian transition -- i mean, is there a transition to democracy in egypt? is it in trouble? >> you know, i go back to something we talked about very early after tahrir square. and that is that stability has left the building when it comes to egypt and all the israeli countries. the question is, what kind of instability are we going to have? is it going to be the kind of
rocky road with a positive slope that leads egypt to the kind of transition we saw in indonesia or south africa democratic transition? but a bumpy road or will it be a slow descent the other way? i'm still hopeful that it can have a positive slope, but what you're seeing in egypt and all of these countries is these regimes that were there allowed no civil society, no institutions to be built. it was all just a top-down monologue. iron fists from the top. there's so little there to hold these societies together. >> that is one of the fascinating things and terrible things about dictatorships is that they do destroy all other institutions or render them incapable of really functioning because they want to stay in power and they don't want potential threats out there. >> that's what they did in all
of these countries, there is basically the regime and when it cracked the elevator went right to the mosque. so in egypt when they do have parliamentary elections which i hope they could, they are planning to, you'll see the islamists and islamic brotherhood do well. four years from now if that thing has a positive slope, they'll do less well. >> one things we try to tell people about is syria. 2600 people have been killed in syria since the uprisings began in march, you say in countries like syria, the governments operate by what you call the hama rules. explain what you mean by that. >> hama was a syrian town that back in 1981 the current president's father hafez al-assad put down the rebellion by leveling part of the town killing between 10,000 and 20,000 people. hama rules are the rules of these regimes and hama rules are
no rules at all. >> what's also infuriating to me are the lies that they continue to spew. they had these slick suited diplomats. i had the syrian ambassador to the united states a couple of weeks ago. she was saying things which are categorically not true, obviously not true, which he knew we knew were not true, yet they emerged from his mouth. and i don't know. other than saying he's lying, i'm not sure what one can really do about it. but just the brazenness of the lies is extraordinary to me. they say these are armed groups, these are terrorists, that there are 64,000 gangsters that have all of a sudden popped up in syria against the government and the media has free rein, they can go wherever they want. >> these are the sopranos without the charm, without any charm. and they're so used to telling lies and getting away with it --
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the justice department is accused of reneging on a keel to offer help and green cards to family of albanian immigrants that may be putting the family in danger. a man says that a decade ago federal prosecutors promised to protect him and his family in exchange for his testimony against a fellow albanian accused of criminal activity in texas. the case never went to trial. we'll explain why in a moment. the government wants to deport
his wife and teenaged son back to albania claiming they don't qualify for asylum. prosecutors even acknowledged in court papers that they could be harmed in albania, but they're still moving ahead with deportation proceedings. the case is complicated. gary tuchman tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together. >> reporter: the school day has just ended. and they are relaxing on the porch of a suburban houston home with their three children. it's an idyllic setting. the family even has a shetland poen ne the yard. one might assume they are living a happy life, but they're not. they believe they're in grave danger. >> we're both in depression like trying to do our stuff, like our things, but it's really hard. >> reporter: that's because the u.s. government wants this mother and her 19-year-old son deported back to their native albania. >> how can they separate
families? and how can they send like half of the family over there when they know that it's a danger? >> reporter: this is who keeps them up at night. his name is bill badini, an albanian national. he was arrested in the u.s. a decade ago charged with human trafficking. edmund dimraj worked for him as a painter. the government offered a deal if dimraj would testify against his former boss. they said we would protect you and give aw green card if you help us? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and you said? >> i said i'm willing to work with the u.s. government whatever they need from me. >> reporter: in court, badini entered a not guilty plea, but before the court could start he jumped bail and fled home to albania. with badini gone, the u.s. deneeged on the deal. he was deported back to albania in the middle of the night without a chance to call his
family and bill badini was there waiting for me with a gun in his hand. >> he pointed the gun straight to here. after that, he grabbed me again and the gun was right here. he shot me. >> reporter: this is what his abdomen looked like after he was shot. he left albania and through mexico found his way back to the u.s. he asked for asylum and asked that the government honor its offer of protection. immigration officials are allowing him to stay while his case is reviewed along with his two younger children who could stay because they were born in the u.s., but not his 19-year-old son nor his wife. even though a justice department lawyer said in court ta if she goes to albania, there's a possibility that mrs. demiraj will be prosecuted but the lawyer said she hasn't met her legal burden when it comes to asylum. what do you think could happen to your wife and son if they go
back to albania? >> they're going to be killed. they are going to be killed. >> reporter: now the attorneys are asking the u.s. supreme court to step in. >> this is just such a shameful display of how the u.s. government will use people who they need to keep us safe and then cavalierly discard them when they no longer need these people. >> reporter: in u.s. government attorneys acknowledge that edmund's wife could be harmed in albania, why would they fight so hard to send her and her son back? it's perplexing and, frankly, seems inhumane and makes you wonder if there's more to the story. if there is, the u.s. department of justice isn't saying. officials don't deny they offered the demirajs green cards if he offered to help in the prosecution of bedini, they don't deny that bedini shot him. they say that the department is not away of any promises made to him. the assistant district attorney
who made the deal has no comment to cnn. she's been nominated for a federal judgeship. will you ever allow your wife and son to go back to albania? >> i will not. >> reporter: there's no way you can do that, right? >> that is no. i don't know what i have to do but i'm not going to let him go. >> a pretty remarkable case. jeffrey toobin is here. does this happen a lot? the government just basically makes deals with people and then if the trial doesn't go forward just cuts them loose? >> no, usually if someone pleads guilty as a result of someone's cooperation they honor the deal because they forced them to plead guilty. here, the defendant disappeared, which is through no fault of this guy. and frankly, anderson, usually i can articulate both sides of a legal argument. this is so outrageous on the part of the government, i'm really sort of baffled with what's gone on. >> is it possible as gary said maybe there's more going on that
the government's not saying. >> the judges don't know that. the judges only know the record before them. i've looked at the record, there's no secrets in the record. the best you can do to defend the government's conduct is they say, look, we protect people from prosecution if they are a member of a religion, if they have political views that are being oppressed. here the danger is only to an individual family. it's not part of a larger political prosecution. now, of course, that doesn't take into consideration that a promise was made to this family. >> right. and this guy's fulfilled his end of the deal by agreeing to testify against this person who apparently seems very dangerous. >> seems very dangerous? he shot this guy, which you would say is pretty dangerous. >> allegedly. >> we can't prove it. but you got to put this also in a larger political context. the obama administration wants to look tough on immigration.
you saw the debate last night. everybody wants to be, you know, deport people. but once you start looking at the facts of a lot of these cases, it becomes very hard. >> we also want and all americans want people to come forward and testify about what they have seen in criminal cases. so doing this to somebody who has agreed to come forward, it kind of makes you not want to be able to trust the government in any kind of a deal. >> that's what really makes no sense. >> a huge problem. >> i've a prosecutor and i know it continues today. the people who cooperate get unbelievable deals. sammy "the bull" gravano killed 19 people and he got just a couple years in jail because he cooperated against john gotti. people get great deals. the government usually honors it. >> even noncriminal. people who have witnessed a crime, police are always saying, look, please come forward. people aren't coming forward and
crimes aren't being solved because witnesses are too afraid to come forward. now they say, we'll protect you, why believe them? >> that's why this is baffling. usually the supreme court doesn't take a case just to undo an individual injustice. they're looking for larger principles of law. even people on the government side, former government officials have gotten involved in this case or are part of the petition to get the supreme court to take tertiary in the case. this seems wrong at so many levels. >> and during a war we help those in foreign countries who have helped us or worked as interpreters or ideally that's the idea or who have worked for u.s. interests overseas. you don't leave those people behind if the war goes bad, all those people left behind in vietnam, this seems similar. >> translaters in iraq. >> right. translators in iraq. this is exactly why we want to make a public statement, cooperate with the u.s. government, be an informant if you know about a crime and we'll stand by you. terrible example here.
>> what's next for that kid? >> what's next is the supreme court has to decide whether they'll review the case. >> it goes that high up? >> it's already at the circuit court of appeals. there is -- i believe they filed their appeal for certiorari. >> the video tells the whole story, most of it. total strangers risking their own safety to save a man trapped underneath a car. jon huntsman one of the candidates. last night took part in the tea party debate. we'll tell you why something he said ends up on the ridiculous. ♪ this is t kind ruck that has it all. ♪ gue thameans youan dit all. it's thevseason of doing now combine the all-star editn discount with oer offers for a tal value of $6,000. or quifieduys can get 0% apr for 60 mont plus $1,000 llan ll sileradmols. get to your evy aler and ghat truck today
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our lively cnn tea party debate included a few statements that we thought deserved to be put to the truth test. like this critique of the obama health care plan by michele bachmann. >> president obama in a stunning, shocking level of power now just recently told all private insurance companies you must offer the morning-after abortion pill because i said so, bystanders rushed over, realized the driver of the motorcycle was pinned underneath the car. they tried to lift it but it was too heavy. that's when more people ran to help the others. a dozen people succeeded in lifting up one side of the car, pulling the young man to safety. let's listen to part of the call made to 911. >> looked like someone may be under the vehicle. cars are burning. you better send somebody. i think i'm going to back up. the motorcycle is spitting out fire. and i don't know if it's going
to explode or not. >> the motorcycle is on fire, car starting on fire right now. that's going to go right now. >> the driver of that motorcycle, 21 years old. he underwent surgery. he's reported to be in stable condition. a real testament to strangers helping others in need and working together. the logan police have called on the good samaritans to come forward. the first officer to respond the scene. sergeant, you were the first police officer on the scene. what did you see when you first got there? >> i saw that the motorcycle and the vehicle were fully involved with fire and citizens were starting to get closer to the scene to investigate. >> i want to play for our viewers a close-up version of the rescue part of the video. as the motorcyclist is pulled out, you actually see the flames start to creep up his foot. how close -- was there a chance this thing could have blown up? it seems like it. >> well, not only blown up, i
mean, people when they think of a car blowing up, they're thinking about the gas tank. but there are other things that go on fire. the first is the tire. with all that compressed air and everything, melting rubber won't take much to blow through it. when that blows, that blows debris all over the place. not only a gas explosion. we had the possibility of the gas tank going on the car that was fully involved. but other things, other explosions and other debris could have happened. >> i had viewers send me tweets about this video and asking why the young man who was pulled out, why he was pulled out so far, then people stepped back. was that concern over the flames or not wanting to move his body too much? because you don't want to move around an injured person? >> that's exactly right. i was concerned about the people being that close to the fire. we were very grateful for their help but once he was out from
underneath the vehicle, i didn't want him drug any further from necessary because it was obvious he was really beat up. >> there's always concern over internal injuries or head injuries if you're moving around a person. we understand you're now trying to identify the good samaritans in the video. why? >> i'm sorry. can you say that one more time. >> i understand you're now trying to identify the good samaritans in the video. what do you want to -- >> there's a lot of media interest in that. we've had an officer working all day to try and get some of the citizens to come forward. >> have you seen -- it must be nice as a police officer to see folks pitching in like this and working together. >> well, it certainly was for us at the scene on this occasion because, as a general rule, we try to keep the public out. and for their own safety. we try to -- as the police we try to manage the scene. that's our priority.
in this particular instance, right when i arrive, i'm motions to another officer to get me a jack up there because i thought that was the only way, but it was only seconds that the citizens started to organize and, as i looked over, they were taking matters into their own hands. it appeared to me like it was going to work, so i thought, let's just do it. >> the young man is okay at this point and in stable condition? >> that's the latest we've heard. stable but critical. >> sergeant olsen, i appreciate you talking with us tonight. that's just remarkable this video. again, so nice to see people working together on something like this. appreciate your time and your service. thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up the sound of silence. joke kind of fell flat. time now for the ridiculous. oh, thanks. keeps me young. hello there, handsome. your dinner's in the microwave, dear. ♪ where do you want to go? just drive. [ engine revs, tires screech ] mom? ♪ sun life financialrating should be famous.d bad,
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time now for the ridiculous. we're talking about whoever writes jon huntsman's jokes. unfortunately, i think it's him. he's running for president, not president of giggles. but his slogan who is apparently two show os on sunday and don't forget to tip your waiter. he tried to zing mitt romney, his logic being if there's any political demographic who will appreciate early '90s alternative rock references, oh, yeah, it's conservative republicans. you've got governor romney who called it a fraud in his book "no apology."
i don't know if this was written by kurt co-wane or not. >> ha, ha, ha, ha. first of all, the name of the nirvana song is "all apologies" not no apologies. i'm told we have another feed of huntsman's zinger. >> to hear these two go at it over here, you have got mitt romney who calledate fraud in his book "no apology." i don't know if that was written by kurt co-wane or not. [ crickets chirping ] >> obviously, we added in the crickets. i'm sure you realized this by now, governor huntsman, but if you were intent on going the nirvana route, the least you could have done was get advice from courtney love. not only is he kurt cobain's widow, the lady knows how to work the room. >> i look at audiences and i like what i see. when i say [ bleep ] you, they
say it in a loving manner and they say [ bleep ] right back. >> charming. if you want to know my advice, perhaps over coffee on a rainy night, i would say forget about the nirvana jokes. if it's laughs you're looking for look at presidential candidate gary bauer and go big. >> see? he fell but it's funny because he got back up. let's be honest, the gary bauer move, total rip-off of scarlet takes a tumble. ♪ she was okay, too, trust me. i know well the story of scarlet takes a tumble. if you can translate you tube hits into votes, you will win in a landslide. no, that's not a stevie nicks' reference. maybe you're no gary bauer takes